Google's Project Stream makes 'Assassin's Creed' playable in Chrome

Google's Project Stream lets you play Assassin's Creed Odyssey in Chrome

But one thing we don't necessarily stream, are graphically intense video games of the AAA variety, because we have to worry about this little thing called latency. If you're playing a video game at 60fps, these services have 16 milliseconds to receive a button press over the Internet, render a new, live video frame, and send it back to you.

This kind of streaming technology for games has been an up-and-coming focus for some video game hardware companies like Microsoft and Sony.

This won't be the only version of Assassin's Creed Odyssey available via a streaming service.

The Project Stream test will involve streaming Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Odyssey to desktop-class Chrome browsers, which means it will work on Windows, macOS, Linux, and ChromeOS. The quality is impressive, to say the least.

OnLive may have been and gone, but the tech giants still see a future in remotely streamed games - soon, Google will be getting in on the action.

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If you're accepted into the program, you'll have access to the game until "mid-January", giving you around three months to sink your teeth into Ubisoft's upcoming title.

There are existing services similar to this like graphics card company Nvidia's GeForce Now, but it's still in beta.

Google is looking to tackle various issues that arise from streaming services, such as buffering and visual anomalies including graphical degradation.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is now available to those who have pre-ordered the Collector's Edition and Ubisoft has detailed its day-1 patch. If you meet those requirements, you can sign up to be considered as a tester over on the Project Stream website.

The game will be streamed at a 1080p full-HD resolution at 60 frames per second, so your internet connection need to be able to reliably carry a lot of data. Google understands that streaming games is an entirely different beast than streaming TV shows or movies, as even an instant of lag can cause the player to open the wrong menu or walk off the side of a cliff.

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